Giving as an Act of Solidarity

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Inter Pares
February 2009 Bulletin Cover
 

In this issue:

Giving as an act of solidarity

Inter Pares shares the experience of building Canadian political and financial support for social change with the young organizers of Tiniguena in Guinea-Bissau.

Building community across the Atlantic Ocean

In our discussions with donors about the importance of their financial support, it was obvious that money is only one part of their commitment; they also feel a sense of pride at being part of a larger movement of people who believe in acting for change. These encounters strengthened our belief that Canadians care about the struggles of people around the world, and are seeking new ways of building community.

“Burma got a hold of me”

The Just Aid Foundation contributed $75,000 in 2008 to Inter Pares’ health program on Burma’s borders. In addition to this significant financial contribution, Rod Germaine’s commitment to Burma has attracted many others to the cause, demonstrating how an individual’s passion can be contagious, expanding a movement for solidarity and justice.

In it for the long haul

The Sœurs de la Congrégation de Notre Dame from Montreal have generously supported Inter Pares’ work in Guatemala. Seeking to promote women’s human rights and deepen their political participation, this work recently brought 65 women survivors of sexual violence to pursue their goals for justice, reparations and healing in the wake of decades of armed conflict.